If it just so happens you didn't work this year how can you file for taxes

    If you had no income of any kind (wages, other earned income, unemployment compensation, capital gains, business income, etc.), then you do not have to file a Federal income tax return.  There would be no reason for you to file unless you were eligible for the refundable portion of the American Opportunity Credit related to certain higher education costs.

    If you did have income other than wages, you may still have to file and can use TT to prepare your return.
    • FYI - Unemployment is taxable on the federal return.
    • If you have no taxable income, you'll probably have to mail in (not e-file) your return. In recent years, IRS computers have apparently been set to preclude most zero income returns from e-filing ...
    Except for the AOC, no income means you are not entitled to any deductions/credits.  
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